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Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on a clipboard. He told me he …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

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Tim Tebow Has Been Released By The New England Patriots

It is unclear at this point if another team will give Tebow a shot or if this is the end of his NFL career.<p>After not playing in the third preseason game, Tebow received considerable playing time in the final regular season tune-up. But like much of his NFL career, he was at times both great and …

Sixth U.S. Warship Now In Eastern Mediterranean 'As Precaution'

By Andrea Shalal-Esa<p>WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S. destroyers armed with cruise missiles that could soon be directed against Syria as part of a "limited, precise" strike, defense officials said late on Friday.<p>They …

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Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) attends a …

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Amid the many debates about whether President Obama should use force against Syria has been three words: War Powers Resolution. It was passed in 1973 (despite a veto by then President Nixon) and was designed to involve Congress in any decision to send American troops into hostilities.<p>But the …

Putin Calls Claims Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. claims that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons "utter nonsense" and urged the White House not to launch a retaliatory strike.<p>Putin, speaking to reporters in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, said he was convinced that reports of a …

Massive Yosemite blaze may have been sparked by illegal marijuana growers

The massive forest fire that has scorched 348 square miles in and around Yosemite National Park may have been sparked by illegal marijuana growers, according to one fire official in Tuolumne County.<p>The San Jose Mercury News reports that Todd McNeal, chief of the Twain Harte Fire Department, told a …

Militants in Afghanistan launch attacks against NATO

August 28, 2013|By Mark Magnier<p>Afghan security officials and NATO soldiers inspect the scene of a suicide… (Watan Yar / European Pressphoto…)<p>KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO forces were struck by three attacks within 24 hours across Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, as the Taliban redoubled efforts …

Resolution on Syria Goes Nowhere at U.N. Security Council

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE 1:30 P.M.:</b> The draft resolution proposed by the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the …

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The intensified air assault led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates leaves civilians in northwest Yemen more vulnerable than ever.<p>With a new …

Syrian refugees strain Lebanon

Drowning in the flood

THE governments of countries abutting Syria have long worried that the civil war there may spill over the border, stirring strife across the region. …